The Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis (EMC) hosts a variety of seminar series, including lectures by both invited scientists and departmental personnel. These seminars offer an opportunity for investigators and trainees to remain abreast of current advances in cancer research and biomedical science. These seminars are now availble via Zoom and other online platforms.
Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis Seminar Series
This lecture series, featuring outside speakers whose research interests relate to those of departmental faculty, is held on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. during the academic year.
A weekly forum for students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to present their research and to gain valuable feedback from colleagues at all levels is held on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. throughout most of the year.
Graduate Program in Genetics & Epigenetics (G&E) Monthly Student Seminar Series (GEM)
Held on the second Thursday of the month at 12:00 p.m., this series is organized and presented by students from G&E labs. Most GEM seminars feature research talks by two students.
Center for Cancer Epigenetics (CCE) Seminars
Many departmental faculty members are also members of the CCE, which holds bi-weekly seminars on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. during the academic year.
Enjoy Science Seminar Series
The Enjoy Science seminars highlight the research of faculty across MD Anderson and is held on 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Connect Science Seminar Series
This series features speakers from outside MD Anderson and was developed with the purpose of forging connections between MD Anderson researchers and researchers at other institutions.
John H. Blaffer Lecture Series
The Blaffer Lecture series, organized by the Department of Genetics, is held on Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. during the academic year. It features prominent researchers from a variety of fields.
Graduate Program in Genetics & Epigenetics Retreat
Scheduled for October 22-23, 2021
Center for Cancer Epigenetics Annual Spring Retreat
To be announced
Seminar Schedule, Fall 2021
Seminars will presented via Zoom
September 22, 2021
Altered 3D genome structure and enhancer highjacking in cancer
Feng Yue, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics and Pathology
Director, Center for Cancer Genomics; Director, Center for Advanced Molecular Analysis
Duane and Susan Burnham Professor of Molecular Medicine
October 13, 2021
Novel mechanisms of genetic instability in cancer
Karen Vasquez, Ph.D.
Division Head and Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Doluisio Regents Professor
The University of Texas at Austin
October 27, 2021
Context-dependent roles for SWI/SNF subunit Polybromo-1 in cancer
Emily Dykhuizen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
November 3, 2021
Remodeling the chromatin landscape: SWI/SNF complexes in development and disease
Diana Hargreaves, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Richard Heyman and Anne Daigle Endowed Developmental Chair
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
November 17, 2021
How enhancers work in health and disease: Stories about their RNA identity and their target-finding processes
Wenbo Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston